Mental Health Matters Month 2020
2020 Activation Kit
We are excited to share the 2020 May is Mental Health Matters Month activation kit. This year’s theme is “Each Mind Matters: Express Yourself.”
As we celebrate Mental Health Matters Month, we are focusing on how expressing ourselves in different ways can raise awareness about mental health, break down barriers between people, build our own wellness and strengthen our communities.
The effects of self-expression and creativity on our mental health and well-being have been widely documented. Everyone can benefit from incorporating creative self-expression into their wellness routine. Activities as simple as doodling have been shown to activate the reward pathways in our brain: elevating mood and making us feel better. In addition, creative self-expression can be a powerful tool to help us heal and maintain our mental wellness.
Below you will find links to all of the items in the 2020 activation kit, including files to share via email, social media and by printing. You can also download the activation kit on the Each Mind Matters Resource Center. And if you missed the Each Mind Matters webinar about the activation kit and examples of how other county and community agencies are celebrating Mental Health Matters Month, you can view the slides and recording here. Check back on our website throughout the coming weeks as we’ll be uploading more helpful tools. If you have any questions, please email: [email protected].
- Mental Health Matters Month Activity Guide with weekly activities that can be done while practicing social distancing
- Mental Health Materials
- Express Self-Care Through Plant Care – Gardening activity for self-care
- Sticky Note Wall Activity
- Social Media
- Email Templates
- Drop-In Article
- Draft Proclamation
- “Take What You Need” Poster
- Each Mind Matters Coloring Pages
Visit the Each Mind Matters store for lime green promotional and educational materials.